Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 8:05 am

While it is no secret that many hawks in Congress are in favor of sending US ground forces into Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS, now the prospect of “nation-building” has reentered the discussion. Nation-building was one of the more controversial projects of the US occupation of Iraq. Not only does a nation-building policy often [...]

Pentagon “Considering” Sending Combat Troops To Iraq, ISIS And Al-Qaeda Reach Agreement

By: Friday November 14, 2014 7:20 am

Though the US has already sent about 1,000 soldiers into Iraq after ISIS took over a large swath of the country, President Obama continues to claim he hasn’t/won’t send in ground forces. The rationalization for that claim is that those new troops are not designated as combat troops but as advisors and guards. But now [...]

Iraqi Army ‘Months Away’ From Being Able To Take On ISIS, US Campaign To Take Years

By: Friday October 24, 2014 5:30 am

One of the most influential Army officers of Iraq on how the U.S. is repeating its mistakes: http://t.co/e2OoNLpUWB pic.twitter.com/m2a0Xe0CcH — Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) October 22, 2014 Though hundreds of billions of US taxpayer dollars went into forming, training, and equipping the Iraqi National Army it only took a few weeks for ISIS to cripple the [...]

Blackwater Contractors Convicted For Iraq Massacre

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 5:43 am

Four Blackwater contractors were convicted in federal court yesterday of murder, manslaughter, and weapons charges for their role in a massacre that occurred in Iraq in 2007 while Blackwater was protecting a convoy of US State Department officials.The shooting incident, which left 17 unarmed Iraqis dead, was ruled a crime rather than a wartime accident [...]

Video Shows ISIS Getting Weapons Meant For Kurds, Pentagon To Investigate

By: Wednesday October 22, 2014 7:04 am

The Department of Defense has launched an investigation into its airdrop program for Syria after a video surfaced on youtube showing ISIS fighters going through an airdrop package meant for Kurdish forces. The airdrop occurred around the contested city of Kobani and included weapons intended to help Kurdish fighters defend the city from ISIS. Instead, [...]

US Aid In Syria Going To ISIS

By: Tuesday October 21, 2014 5:43 am

Lots of American bombs have been dropped on ISIS, but they're still gaining ground – http://t.co/jJx1a7SEpR pic.twitter.com/dX0TyUx4E1 — CBS News (@CBSNews) October 14, 2014 As if it was not tragic enough that much of the military equipment and munitions ISIS is using is supplied by the US via the Iraqi National Army, now it has [...]

Saudi Arabia Ramps Up Beheadings As US Condemns ISIS For Beheadings

By: Monday October 20, 2014 10:38 am

In the two months since the US and gulf state allies have begun attacking ISIS in Iraq and Syria the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has had a wave of executions. Like ISIS, the Saudis use the method of beheading for execution. The US has condemned ISIS’ use of the practice yet has remained silent on [...]

ISIS Advancing Towards Baghdad

By: Monday October 13, 2014 5:51 am

Though there has been a sustained US-led bombing campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria for weeks, the militant group is still progressing towards Baghdad. ISIS has steadily expanded its power in Sunni-dominated Anbar province where it is now estimated to control 80% of the territory and has overrun forces loyal to Baghdad consistently. Anbar [...]

Much Of ISIS’ Ammunition From US Government

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 7:54 am

Nearly 19% of the ammunition ISIS has been using originated in the United States: http://t.co/AEpOakWVyc pic.twitter.com/sK5h957Nqb — Rep. Walter Jones (@RepWalterJones) October 7, 2014 The law of unintended consequences strikes again. According to a study by Conflict Armament Research, much of the ammunition that ISIS is using to take over large parts of Iraq and [...]

War Industry Sees Profits Surge On Gaza, Ukraine, And Syria Conflicts

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 10:23 am

Global turmoil and bloody conflicts are not bad news for everyone. The defense industry has been enjoying a nice run in the stock market from armed conflict breaking out across the world from Gaza to Ukraine to Syria. Much of the upside comes from the use of weapons made by US multinational corporations in conflicts [...]

Vice President Biden Apologizes For Saying True Things About Who Funds Terrorism

By: Monday October 6, 2014 10:35 am

As hard as it is to believe, the politics of the war in Syria has gotten even more dysfunctional. Vice President Joe Biden has now apologized both to the leader of Turkey and United Arab Emirates after correctly stating – publicly – that the two nations bare considerable responsibility for the jihadists operating in Syria. It has been an open secret since the civil war began in Syria that Turkey and the Sunni gulf states were a significant source of money, arms, and recruits flowing to insurgents that were fighting the Iran-aligned Assad government.

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